John Harry Holst, West Allis, passed away on April 15, at the age of 74. He was born in Milwaukee on July 12, 1945 to Anita E. (Walters) and Harry J. Holst.
Survived by his sister Barbara Damman, nephew Gerald (Patricia) Jones and niece Robin Damman, Great nephews Tyler Jones and Richard J. (RJ) Manke. Also fondly remembered by one Aunt, many cousins and friends. Preceeded in death by his parents, brother James, nephew Harry Jones and brother-in-law Richard Damman.
John was a member of Fairview Lutheran Church his entire life. He served as an usher and was a member of the bible study group.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service 15 years ago after over 38 years of service. He received several awards while working there. Just to name a few … Exceptional performance and for accummulation of over 3,000 hours of sick leave.
John was an avid traveler. He traveled to almost all 50 states mostly by train. John was a Huge Sports buff… You could ask him anything about sports and he usually knew the answer. He was a Packer Season ticket holder since the Packers played in Milwaukee. He was also the Family picture taker. John always had a camera in his hands. You never knew when he was going to take your picture.
He will be missed by all.
Due to funeral restrictions at this time a Private family burial will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.